May 29, 2008 3:19pm
Re: so you think your a GD expert
Golden Road (To Unlimited Devotion)...
vintage versions on 2 surviving tapes of live shows:http://www.archive.org/details/gd67-05-05.sbs.yerys.1595.sbeok.shnfhttp://www.archive.org/details/gd1967-03-18.sbd.sacks.1594.shnf
indicate that they played it at least during mid-1967
(if not around the end of 1966, as with the flip-side of the single, Cream Puff War).
Also the band made a promo (in the early days especially, untypical of them), a lip-synch performance film for Golden Road, also in 1967, with a 3 or 4 camera pro-shoot (aired in '67 on Whicker's World in the UK)
--it was the 1st single off their debut album, and it was the 1st song on side 1--
usually material placed in that noticable a position wasn't dumped after 2 or 3 plays...
they must have played the song more than twice during early to mid-'67, surely!
But as said on this thread, '66-'68 setlists weren't being saved and even taping at the time was sporadic- I mean, what was their typical 1965 set like?